Paintings are a window into the artist’s thoughts, from Pollock’s chaotic canvases to the little frowny faces on each star in Starry Night. Paint it out with this Groupon.
$37.50 for a Four-Week Painting Course ($80 Value)
During four small-group 2.5-hour classes, beginners and advanced students alike receive individual attention while learning techniques in painting with oil and acrylics, watercolor, and pastels.
Classes take place at three different Hobby Lobby locations; Mondays 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m. or Saturdays 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m. at 6950 North Academy Boulevard, Tuesdays 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m. at 5994 Barnes Road, and Thursday 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at 252 South 8th St.
Donna Francis, Artist-Instructor
In Donna Francis' case, it's hard to tell whether life imitates art or if it's the other way around. She draws inspiration from the beauty in nature that surrounds her, painting realistic details that range from the delicate petals of a blossoming flower to the soulful eyes of a loyal basset hound. For more than three decades she's honed her craft, and she passes on her tried-and-true techniques to students during classes on oil, acrylic, and watercolor painting, as well as pastels and drawing.